Find your speed, locate your game
What we do
We help skaters identify and fine-tune their strengths while addressing weaknesses in order to become unique and complete hockey players. Our method develops the entire player, offering advanced techniques in all aspects of on-ice performance. Our training is designed to give players more tools for direct in-game application both with and without the puck. We don't just train the body, but the entire individual.
How we do it
Within each session, detailed instruction is provided to allow players to properly execute in a non-competitive format. Once the proper execution of that technique is achieved, repetition is used to reinforce and develop skills. We then further increase the speed at which skills are performed. Once mastered we drop these skills into a game scenario and then finally into a game situation with competitive pressure from a coach or an opponent. This pressure is crucial since executing at the highest level of intensity is not just a physical demand; it's a mental challenge as well. GPS helps our players grow their confidence by developing the proper mindset to approach competition. We break your game down to build it back up into a finely tuned hockey machine.
How we're different
The GPS method approaches skating instruction from multiple disciplines: hockey, figure skating, and speed skating. We believe skating instruction is not just about going faster, or having more power, but about how and why certain techniques should be utilized in game scenarios. Unlike many power skating instructors, Christian clearly and completely demonstrates all of his drills. Our goal is not only to train skaters with sound technique, but to build complete players from the blades up. As such, our instruction is about teaching you how to be the most dominant player, building up from a complete skating foundation—not just how to perfect a drill or stride. Our unique, tripartite approach gives the player the power, knowledge and confidence to perform at the highest level in the game.
The road to becoming a great skater is all about taking your SPACE:
Proficiency and technical mastery